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Archive for December 2013

Update News: December 31st, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: State political leaders welcome AK’s position as a FAA drone test site; BLM planning a field season at Red Devil mine to prevent toxic leeching; AK experiencing a spike in flu infections; New AK laws taking place in 2014, including the state’s oil production tax. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 30th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Pressure is on Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich to get appropriations bills in before Jan. 15 deadline; MIT study looks at baseline levels of worrisome PAH toxins in Arctic; Organizers and mushers get ready for the K300 race. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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In the Holiday Echo Chamber

It was not sad to work through the holidays. But it was a little annoying, and a primer on the mechanics of holidays in the working world. Both of my parents work in academia, so growing up I took for granted the generous wingspan of the holidays, which I believe naturally lasted from early December…

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Update News: December 27th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Nome’s cemetery expansion plan moves gradually forward after the recent discovery of 96 unmarked graves; A Russian Mission man died Christmas day after a snowmachine accident; AIDEA plans on holding community meetings ahead of permitting for the proposed Ambler Mining District road. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 26th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association sends delegation to Washington, DC; U.S. Army Corp of Engingeers delays release of important decision on WAK deep draft port; 2014 Arctic Winter Games organizers are looking for translators ahead of March event. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Children’s Creative Writing Contest Winners

Christmas ornaments in KNOM lobby

Congratulations to Sarah Wade of Nome, winner of The Morning Show’s Children’s Creative Writing Contest! We received many outstanding submissions from our region. Almost all of this year’s entries were fiction pieces, so we decided to merge all our categories (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction) into one. The winners were as follows: 1st Place: Sarah Wade,…

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Update News: December 24th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certifies a proposal to require legislative approval of large-scale mining activity in the Bristol Bay region; Gambell households receive walrus tusks, but ivory eludes monetary translation; Magnetometers gaining prominence in Alaska arctic drilling. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-24-knom-update-news.mp3

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A Very KNOM Christmas

Christmas Decorations in Nome

The Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year, but in media it starts way before anyone has even begun to think about their Thanksgiving menus. At KNOM, it’s been Christmas since the middle of November. Because we program our days two weeks in advance, we’ve been integrating Christmas music and specialty programming into our…

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